Version control systems
igloo at earth.li
Sun Aug 10 07:32:00 EDT 2008
On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 06:56:23PM -0400, Norman Ramsey wrote:
> * I violently agree with whomever (Don? Malcolm?) said that the
> Haskell community will prosper to the degree that we have *one*
> build system and *one* version-control system. And when the build
> system or version-control system is standard, we gain eyeballs and
> developers. I haven't found a standard build system that I am
> willing to use, but I think git is good enough to be used.
> * Our long-term goal should be to get the *entire* Haskell
> development community to agree on a version-control system---one
> that is not darcs. We should expect this process to take several
> years, and we should expect it to cost money. Would Microsoft or
> Galois or York or other large players be willing to donate part of
> an expert's time to migrate to the new version-control system?
It is, of course, up to people with money what they spend it on, but
personally I would much prefer to see money spent on making darcs
better, for reasons I won't repeat again.
If it makes a difference, I would expect a research paper on how
conflictors work would be easy to produce as a side-effect, as we would
need to get a good description of how it works, and proofs that it does,
Also, I expect we could get a BSDed darcs as a result.
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